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Kama

[kah-muh] /ˈkɑ mə/
noun
1.
a river in the E Russian Federation in Europe, flowing from the central Ural Mountains region into the Volga River S of Kazan. 1200 miles (1930 km) long.

Kama

[kah-muh] /ˈkɑ mə/
noun
1.
Hindu Mythology. the god of erotic desire, sometimes seen as an aspect of the god whose other aspect is Mara, or death.
2.
(lowercase) the attachment to temporal things personified by this god.
Origin of Kama
< Sanskrit, special use of kāma love, desire, god of love
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  • The king's eyes were captivated, his heart was wounded by the arrows of the love god Kama; he lost his peace of mind.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • The object of practising Kama with such women is pleasure only.

  • And dost thou know, Kama, what Satni replied to this: ‘If thou wish, let the crime be accomplished.’

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • At this time all the ways and means mentioned in the Kama Shastra should be used.

  • An attempt was to be made to rebuild the bridge over the Kama River before the ice melts.

    The Crisis in Russia Arthur Ransome
  • I know that, for Kama was in the Basuto kraal when they returned, and heard their tale.

  • She should study alone in private the sixty-four practices that form a part of the Kama Shastra.

  • When they entered the lighted chamber, Rameses saw that Kama was weeping.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
British Dictionary definitions for Kama

Kama1

/Russian ˈkamə/
noun
1.
a river in central Russia, rising in the Ural Mountains and flowing to the River Volga, of which it is the largest tributary. Length: 2030 km (1260 miles)

Kama2

/ˈkɑːmə/
noun
1.
the Hindu god of love
Word Origin
from Sanskrit
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